Welcome Back!

I'm so excited for the new school year!  Here are a couple reminders for the beginning of the year:

- Have your 1/2" 3 Ring Binders by this Friday, Sept 8
- Choir Bios are Due Friday, Sept 8 as well
- Signed Syllabuses for Jr. Choir, Sr. Choir, and Choir Skills are Due Friday, Sept 15
- All singers are to wear all black to concerts.  Get your concert dress now and not have to worry about it later!

Here's to another year!

Elementary Spring Program

On Friday, May 19th, Parkers Prairie Elementary School will be holding our Spring Program at 1:00 pm in the large gym.  All are welcome to attend!

The Elementary Band will be performing first, followed by the 4th and 5th Grade performance of Annie Jr. and the 1st through 3rd Grade performance of BUGZ.

Below are links to information for the Annie Jr. and BUGZ performances:

4th and 5th Grade Annie Jr Parent Letter
Annie Script

1st-3rd Grade BUGZ Parent Letter
BUGZ Script and Song Sheets
BUGZ Student Parts

Vocal Solo/Ensemble Contest

Congratulations to all our student musicians who participated in the MSHSL Sub Section Solo/Ensemble Contest held at Parkers Prairie High School on April 5th.

Excellent Ratings:

Noah Carruth - Baritone Solo, O Mistress MineDillon Vogt and Emily Shircliff - Duet, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel

Superior Ratings:
Katie Koegel - Soprano Solo, Les roses d'IspahanMaddie Olson - Mezzo Soprano Solo, Homeward BoundSam Olson - Soprano Solo, Didn't My Lord Deliver DanielTriple Trio (Abby Burquest, Kat Burquest, Katie Koegel, Maddie Olson, Sam Olson, Katelyn Schlosser, Veronica Schwartz, Emily Shircliff, and Emma Skalsky) - Ensemble, Kyrie Eleison

Superior Rating and Best in Site:
Noah Carruth - Bass Solo, Le Cor
Superior ratings move on to the State Contest held on May 6.

Celebrating Youth Musicians Festival

(Left to Right) Back: Mr. Noble, Sabella Paulson, Alyssa Thoennes, RJ Reigstad, Devin Steele, Abi Bauer, Kaitlyn Seibel Front: Olivia Reed, Gus Johnson, Aili Toyli, Sabrina Aldrich, Laura Hagel, Leevi Fimon
On April 8th, 2017, select 5th and 6th graders attending the Minnesota Music Educators Association Celebrating Youth Musicians Festival at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School.  Students spent several weeks preparing four music selections to perform with students from eight other schools under the direction of guest conductor Kayla Noble, Music Specialist at Lincoln Elementary in Alexandria, MN.  Students participated in mass rehearsals and break out sessions throughout the day, including: voice part sectionals, folk dancing, drama activities, and garbage drumming.  The day culminated with a public performance.